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 Great Lakes ADA Center  1-800-949-4232

The Great Lakes ADA Center

The Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 800-949-4232 between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM (EST).  The Great Lakes ADA Center  is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ADA Michigan

ADA Michigan operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers working together to increase awareness and knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the State of Michigan. This is accomplished by the providing the following:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications. See frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing 'a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination' by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA."

A Primer for Small Business

"ADA Update - A Primer for Small Business"

Tax Breaks

Tax breaks are available for many businesses to accommodate people with disabilities.

ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities

Accessible Design

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S Dept. of Justice Information on the ADA



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ADA Audio Conference Series

"ADA 34 Live! Show Your ADA and History Knowledge"

July 25th at 2-3:30 PM


ADA 34. Americans with Disabilities Act. Celebrate the ADA. July 26, 2024

July 24th in Grand Rapids

July 25th in Hancock

July 26th in Flint

July 26th in Kalamazoo

July 26th in Ann Arbor

July 27th in Muskegon


The Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice 2024

See the Caravan in Michigan:

July 27th - August 6th


Accessibility Online Webinar Series

"Access to Medical Care Facilities, Exam Rooms and Long-term Care Facilities"

August 1st at 2-3:30 PM


Arts and Rec Webinar Series

"New Accessibility Self-Assessment for Arts and Culture Organizations"

August 8th at 2-3:30 PM


 ADA Legal Webinar Series

"Creating a Business Accessibility Plan"

September 18th at 2-3:30 PM


"Locked Out: Barriers to Accessible Technology Inside Prison Education Programs"

September 19th at 2-3:30 PM


Ask an ADA Professional

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